Sunday, July 13, 2008

Art Show Wrap-up

Whew! That's over...

The morning started out with steady rain. The Farmer and one daughter went ahead with the large tent and set it up. They called home and asked us to bring towels. Not a good sign.

We set up in the rain, and were the only ones to do so. Eventually (about an hour after the show started), the rain quit and things started to dry out. Vendors set up and we started to get traffic. 

It was a fun day, and it's always good to go to these events even if it's just for the exposure. We sold some things, met some great people, and let a few try out the spinning wheel. 

I talked with one fiber-loving couple who recently retired. The women told me that she was planning to do all kinds of fun stuff in retirement--spin, weave, etc. But now that she's retired, her hands fall asleep, and she's not able to do the things she planned. I saw in her face regret, and I realized again that every day is precious and life is short. 

Carpe diem...


  1. what a nice looking booth, especially the tall stack of rugs!

  2. Love the booth. Your are absolutely correct everyday is a gift and we should live it, with the past as experience and the future as a surprise. I'm sorry she waited so long to enjoy fiber.

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  5. Okay. Trying again here. Typos everywhere.

    Thanks, both of you, for your kind words. I ended up selling 5 rugs, Karen, which is not bad for a slow day at a small show.


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